By Shaista Wahab

A short historical past of Afghanistan examines this countrys isolation and the way it chanced on itself focused on 30 years of struggle and anarchy. This source presents vast historical past info so readers can comprehend the problems and make educated judgments in their personal. supplying a transparent, concise account of this countrys ancient and cultural background, from 3000 BCE to the current, this insightful publication explores the tradition and politics of the Pashtun tribes whose place of origin extends throughout a lot of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, in addition to the Taliban insurgency and the connection among neighborhood leaders and the crucial executive in Kabul.
About the Author
Shaista Wahab is a local of Kabul, the capital urban of Afghanistan. She holds levels in heritage and knowledge sciences from Kabul collage, the college of recent Delhi in India, and the college of Nebraska at Omaha. She is shortly the cataloger and curator of the college of Nebraskas Arthur Paul Afghanistan assortment.

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They ruled much of Iran, and they may have reached as far as Kandahar in southern Afghanistan; if so, they left no lasting impression on the country. The Medes, a group of tribes in northern Iran related to the Persians, followed the Assyrians. , their cavalry helped carve an empire that reached from Anatolia and the Caucasus to Central Asia; it is reasonable to assume, with Arrian, that they ruled northern and western Afghanistan as well. E. and proceeded to carve out the largest political entity yet known.

Over 70% of the Kabul National Museum [collection was] stolen and looted. . Illegal excavations and extensive clandestine digging started at most historical sites and thousands of valuable objects were transported to other countries. . The priceless treasures of Mir Zaka in the Paktia Province were illegally excavated from 1993 [to] 1995 by the local people and commanders with the encouragement of Pakistanis and Afghan dealers. The finds, consisting of ornaments, coins, vessels, stamp seals, and animal figurines made of gold, silver, copper, and bronze metals weighing tons, were stolen and smuggled to Pakistan and according to a French publication, from there to Japan, London, Switzerland, Italy and the United States, among other countries.

Large numbers of them are reported at this time in what is now referred to as Pashtunistan. Perhaps the Pashtuns are their descendants, at least in part. 45 A BRIEF HISTORY OF AFGHANISTAN The Scythians were soon followed by the Kushan tribe, which spoke an archaic Indo-European tongue belonging to the obscure Tocharian branch. They were part of a larger confederation known by their Chinese name Yuezhi (Yüeh-chih), who had previously lived in Sinkiang. , displacing the Greco-Bactrian rulers in the north around the year 135.

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